Microsoft has today launched a new dedicated page (along with two new build branches) which will show all of Windows 10 release notes, at a single destination. The page has been named Windows 10 update history and lists just two updates for now.
Launching the page, Microsoft says,
We’re committed to our customers and strive to incorporate their feedback, both in how we deliver Windows as a service and the info we provide about Windows 10. In response to this feedback, we’re providing more details about the Windows 10 updates we deliver through Windows Update. You’ll see a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details. This page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.
For now though, Microsoft is currently delivering updates to two distinct Windows 10 branches. The July initial launch branch (build 10240), and the November update branch (build 10586). The company introduced new operating system features in November after having previewed, or “flighted”, them with Windows Insiders between July and November.
Most customers have already been moved automatically from the July branch to the November branch. Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education edition customers can defer the update to the November branch and stay on the July feature set longer — as long as 10 years for some Enterprise customers.
Just to remind you, Windows 10 updates are cumulative of all previous updates. Installing the latest one makes your device current. Windows Store apps are updated through the Windows Store. As for details about app updates, they are provided on a per app basis.
Detailed release notes however, is something Microsoft should have rolled out much before than this timing. This is largely because the company has already pushed Windows 10 mobile’s release twice, making users anxious about release dates. Its thus a good thing, that these release notes are finally publicly available.
After all, its better late than never !